I was asked to create a going away gift for a CEO of a large metal producing company in the Netherlands. The SIF factory specializes in making large pilones for windmills.

The gift had to made in a short notice. So the pressure was on. Luckely I have a lot of skills and experiences to cope with these kinds of situations. I mastered the process of creating, deadlines and my skill to react on things that do not work .

I didn’t know the CEO personally. Therefore I talked with a couple of people and I watched some interviews on the internet. That was enough for me because an idea popped in my head very quickly. I have learned, through the years, to trust that instinct.

The result: A stainless steel head built with the logos of the SIFgroup. The transparency of the head, symbolizes the openess of the CEO himself. He has contact with the people on the workfloor and also on the upperfloor. He is a peoples person. One of the logos is made out of fused glass. The windmill on top, is a referral to the company. It also gives an airflow through the head when it’s overheating.

Another element is the copper/golden heart. To make decissions in a worldwide company can be done just by following the ratio. But sometimes you need to listen to your heart to connect mind and heart. This is one of the bases of being ” A Chief “. It is een indian word that refers to the head of the tribe, in this case, the company!